Friday, Nov. 22
BIG NIGHT IN LITTLE HAITI
Monthly cultural celebration features the sounds of popular Haitian rasin group Boukan Ginen, with Rasin Lakay opening and DJ Mack spinning party music in between. The family-friendly night also features delicious kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant and plenty of hands-on art activities for kids.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami; 305-960-2969 or www.bignightlittlehaiti.com; $5, kids under 12 free.
LEGENDS OF THE OLD SCHOOL
Get back to the good old days of the ‘80s and ‘90s with rap, Miami bass, booty and R&B stars including Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Let’s Talk About Sex”), Vanilla Ice (“Ice Ice Baby”), 2 Live Crew (“Me So Horny,” “Banned in the U.S.A.”), Coolio (“Gangsta’s Paradise”), Rob Base (“It Takes Two”), Color Me Badd (“I Wanna Sex You Up”) and Miami’s own DJ Laz.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $33-$98.50.
38 SPECIAL & NIGHT RANGER
Jacksonville’s .38 Special, which gave us enduring Southern-kissed hits including “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up in You,” teams up with San Francisco arena-rock band Night Ranger, best known for the tunes “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and the power ballad “Sister Christian.”
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Magic City Casino, Stage 305, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; $30-$75, VIP table for four $500 (includes bottle of champagne).
Saturday, Nov. 21
MAGIC CITY CASINO
LEGENDS OF MUSIC FESTIVAL
Three separate concerts make this a Saturday to remember, starting with The Orchestra at 2 p.m., featuring members of Electric Light Orchestra and ELO II performing classics including “Turn to Stone,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down” and “Strange Magic”; followed at 5:30 p.m. by The Guess Who (“American Woman,” “These Eyes,” “No Time”), Sweet (“The Ballroom Blitz,” “Love is Like Oxygen”) and Foghat (“Slow Ride,” “Fool for the City”); and wrapping up with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (“On the Dark Side,” “Heart’s On Fire”).
Details: 2, 5:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday at the Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami; 305-460-6579 or www.magiccitycasino.com; free-$75, VIP table for four $200 (includes bottle of champagne).
FALLING IN REVERSE
Las Vegas post-hardcore band led by singer Ronnie Radke (formerly of Escape the Fate and currently seen on the Kardashian reality TV spinoff “Dash Dolls” as Caroline Burt’s boyfriend) takes the stage in support of its third studio album, “Just Like You.” Opening acts are Attila, Metro Station and Assuming We Survive.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live Outdoors, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $26.50 advance, $28 day of show.
Grammy-winning co-founder of seminal Christian rap-rock trio DC Talk performs in support of his seventh studio album, “***THIS IS NOT A TEST***,” which hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in August.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-8686 or www.bankunitedcenter.com; $19.50-$69.50.
A SLICE OF CUBA
Two-time Grammy-winning singer joins stellar guest artists including Rafael “El Pollo” Brito, Marlow Rosado and Dr. Ed Calle on a journey through the infectious rhythms and diverse appeal of Cuban beats that have influenced and infiltrated the universal musical culture.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $59-$154.
To help celebrate the city of Hollywood’s 90th birthday, bring the family, a blanket and enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring the Gin Blossoms and its melodic, sing-along hits “Found Out About You,” “Follow You Down,” “Til I Hear It From You” and “Hey Jealousy.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921-3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
MAVIS STAPLES AND JOAN OSBORNE
Grammy-winning R&B and gospel legend Staples teams up with bluesy pop singer Osborne, who scored a hit with the 1995 song “One of Us.”
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Miami; 786-573-5300 or www.smdcac.org; $35-$60.
FUNK SOUL BROTHER
British big-beat house legend, real name Norman Cook, steps behind the decks to spin dance-floor classics inclusing “Praise You,” “The Rockafeller Skank,” “Weapon of Choice,” “Right Here Right Now” and “Star 69.”
Details: 11 p.m. Saturday at LIV Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.flavorus.com; $60.
Sunday, Nov. 22
FREE FOR ALL
Get to know the New World Center Fellows at this free concert featuring works by Bach, Bartok, Borodin, Kamen and more, plus informal discussions from the stage.
Details: 2 p.m. Sunday at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com.
THE MARTIN & LEWIS TRIBUTE SHOW
You’ll think you’re watching the real Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis portray the beloved music and comedy duo, complete with a full band and characters from “The Bellboy,” “The Nutty Professor,” “The Chinese Chef” and a few surprises.
Details: 3 p.m. Sunday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr.; 954-344-5990 or www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com; $39.22-$49.82.
CHOPIN SALON CONCERT SERIES
Winner of the National Chopin Piano Competition and the only American since 1981 to win the Van Cliburn Competition performs works by Schubert and Chopin.
Details: 4 p.m. Sunday at La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; www.chopin.org; free for Chopin members, $45 non-members and guests; dinner $55 extra.
OSCAR D’LEON Y EL GRAN COMBO
Venezuelan bassist, vocalist and bandleader who gets the crowd dancing like no one else (thus the nickname “El Leon de la Salsa”) teams up with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico for a night of hot salsa beats.
Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fi
llmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $48.75-$178.75.